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 Expert  721458

Expert in Plastic Films, Compounding


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

New Jersey (NJ)
USA
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness

Summary of Expertise:

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PLASTIC AND POLYETHYLENE FILM; POLYMER EXTRUSION; POLYMER PROCESSING EQUIPMENT; POLYMER FILM PRODUCTION. Expert has been extensively involved in the manufacture and use of polymer film production equipment including layout, equipment specifications, negotiations with equipment suppliers, and selection of vendors. He designed and started a co-extrusion blown film line; developed specialty films in both the blown and cast processes; upgraded a polyethylene blown film line; led the start-up of a biaxially oriented polypropylene film (OPP) line; and was responsible for the start-up and debugging of an oriented polystyrene (OPS) film line which directly extruded polystyrene beads into OPS. He is an active consultant internationally, assisting in the start-up of new film plants, plant evaluations, and product and process improvements in compounding as well as blown and cast films. He has extensive knowledge of blown and cast film process equipment from the extruder to the finished roll and winder.

POLYMER COMPOUNDING PROCESSES AND EQUIPMENT; PELLETIZING; GLASS FIBER POLYMER COMPOSITES. Expert has extensive knowledge of polymer compounding processes and equipment and their application in polyethylene and polypropylene resin plants as well as acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) and polystyrene plants. He has worked with single and twin screw extruders, FCM, Banbury, two roll mills, underwater pelletizers, and ko-kneaders. He was responsible for upgrading compounding equipment so as to maintain and improve product quality and he successfully improved the dispersion of glass fibers, calcium carbonate and titanium dioxide into various polymers, increasing output rates by 100-300%.

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glass fiber polymer composite

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oriented polystyrene film

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pelletizing

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plastic film

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polyethylene film

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polymer coextrusion

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polymer compounding

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polymer extruder

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polymer extrusion

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polymer film production

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polymer pelletizing

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blown film coextrusion


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York;  Yonkers, New York;  Newark, New Jersey;  Jersey City, New Jersey;  Paterson, New Jersey;  Elizabeth, New Jersey;  Bridgeport, Connecticut;  New Haven, Connecticut;  Stamford, Connecticut;  and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1949   B.S.   Mechanical Engineering   Newark College of Engineering  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title  

1983 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 


 

Independent Consultant

 

1969 to 1983

 

El Paso Chemical Co., Dart Industries [Paramus, NJ]

 

Intensive Mixing

 

Director

 

1972 to 1980

 

Dart Industries

 

Fiberfil Company

 


 

1959 to 1969

 

Esso Research & Engineering [Linden, NJ]

 

Enjay Labs

 

Eng. Assoc. Project Leader

 

1954 to 1959

 

Union Carbide

 


 

Project Engineer

 

Career Accomplishments:
Awards/Recognition

From Dart he received the Award for Outstanding Contributions & Technical Direction in the areas of Film Extrusion, Compounding and Pelletizing of Plastics.


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

Expert holds three U.S. patents.


Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in biaxially oriented blown polystyrene film for consulting on increasing output, reducing gauge variance, increasing mill roll width and increasing orientation on existing blown film lines.
  • Expert in compounds for consulting on developing a list of process steps for a production line for ~285 kg/hr of ABS.
  • Expert in diapers.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has experience locating vendors of blown film equipment, extruders, extruder screws, cast film equipment, compounding plastic equipment, pelletizers and plastic processing equipment.


 

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